We’ve put together some lovely little walks you can enjoy whilst staying with us at The Headland…
Circular Walk 1
Distance circa 2.1 miles – Duration approximately 1 hour.
Terrain: tarmac road, coast path, a few steps, uphill at the end. This route gives you lovely views of the castle beach, the island and coastline.
From The Headland Caravan Park follow the road down to Camelot Castle Hotel. Take the foot path leading downhill on your right. This leads to a kissing gate, go through the kissing gate towards the coast path. When you reach the coast, path take a short detour and head left, this will take you onto Barras Nose. There are spectacular views north towards Bossiney, the cliffs above Boscastle and Bude in the distance. Continue on the coast path towards Tintagel Castle and Castle Beach. Here there is a café, toilets, and gift shop. From here go past the café and take the zigzag path leading uphill on the right. This takes you up to the entrance to the Castle Island. From here follow the gravel path back downhill then join the Land Rover track up to the village.
Circular Walk 2
Distance circa 1.4 miles – Duration approximately 45 minutes.
Terrain: fields, tarmac road, gravel track, only a few steps and one steep hill near end going back into the village.
From The Headland Caravan Park follow the road through the village to the Spar shop. Turn right into Trevena Square and walk down through the car park and over the small wooden bridge. Go through the gate that says, “The Church” and go up diagonally across two fields then along the road towards the church. If you walk through the Churchyard and out at the top entrance you will be on the part of the coast path known as Glebe Cliff, owned by the National Trust, turn right and follow the gravel path towards Tintagel castle. From this pathway you will have expansive views – to the left you will see towards Port Isaac, ahead the Castle Island and further round to the right the Bude coastline. Continue on this path down onto the Castle track, at the bottom, to the left you have Castle Beach and Merlin’s cove. To the right the track leads back to the village.
Walk 3– The Headland Caravan Park to St Materiana’s Church and Trebarwith Beach
Distance circa 2.5 miles – Duration approximately 1 hour.
Terrain: gravel footpaths, tracks – this is on the cliff tops, so can be uneven, stiles, steeps at the end but there is a lovely pub at the beach.
From The Headland Caravan Park take the left towards the village, after the Cornish Bakery, take the right onto Castle road, after approximately 200m downhill you will find a foot bridge crossing a stream on the left-hand side. Cross the bridge and follow the track to the church. Follow the footpath from the church towards the coast path. Once on the coast path follow the signs to Trebarwith.
Walk 4 – Bossiney car park round Rocky Valley
Distance circa 1.2 miles – Duration approximately 45 minutes.
Terrain: fields, tarmac road, coast path. Uneven woodland tracks, steep steps up and down hill, steep hill near end.
Drive from The Headland Caravan park to Bossiney car park. Leave the car park through a gate heading to the coast path, follow the track down towards the beach direction, when you come up to the steps cross the path and turn right up the steps, this will take you to Rocky Valley. Follow the path to Rocky Valley cliff edge, here you will turn right down the steep steps and follow the woodland track through the old mill (look out for the Celtic carving) back to the road. On the main road turn right up the hill back to the car park.
Walk 5 – From the Headland Caravan Park to St. Nectan’s Glen
Distance circa 2 miles Duration approximately 1 hour.
Terrain: fields, tarmac road, steep steps near the end, 6 stiles to climb over, but other than steps at end, this walk is relatively flat.
From The Headland Caravan Park follow the road through the village to the Catholic Church on the right-hand side.
Route A: Just past the catholic church and Trenale Lane there is a stile going into a field on the righ-hand side of the road. Go over this stile and follow the footpath diagonally across 4 fields. You will then come out on the main road. Go across and up the road a little, on your left past a holiday cottage you go through a brown gate, walk down beside the cottage and over another stile crossing another farm field and over a stone stile and onto another road. Walk down this road a short distance and *** then you see another stile on your right just on the bend. Cross this field and you be down on the path to St. Nectan’s Glen and waterfall.
Route B: Turn right at the Catholic church onto Trendale Lane, walk up the hill and at the top of the hill turn left at the crossroads. Continue on this road towards the next set of crossroads. Go straight over the crossroads towards the hamlet of Halgabron and then continue as route A***